Going out on your own can be an exciting challenge for anyone. It can be scary, but it can also be wonderful.
For adults on the autism spectrum, it can be even more daunting. We can face difficulties that others don?t even think about. The stress of change and transition can be particularly acute. But, like anyone else, we have our strengths. It?s just a question of finding and harnessing them.
Available for order online, or at your local bookstore, Living Independently on the Autism Spectrum: What You Need to Move Into a Place of Your Own, Succeed at Work, Start a Relationship, Stay Safe, and Enjoy Life as an Adult on the Autism Spectrum covers many aspects of how young people can successfully navigate aspects of adult life, such as:
- Self-awareness, self-knowledge, and advocacy
- Managing emotions
Praise for Living Independently On The Autism Spectrum
Being able to live a happy, safe, creative, and self-supporting life in a challenging and unpredictable world is the fondest hope for people on the spectrum. Lynne Soraya?s book is a must-read for autistic people and those who love them, providing dozens of practical tips for dealing with everything from job interviews, to choosing roommates, to coping with sensory overload in public places. It is also a quietly revolutionary act of translation between cultures, as Soraya offers autistic perspectives on the neurotypical world throughout, making the book an illuminating guide for families, teachers, clinicians, and friends who want to understand the spectrum from the inside.
Steve Silberman, editor of Wired magazine and author of NeuroTribes: Thinking Smarter About People Who Think Differently (Avery Books/Penguin 2014)
In Living Independently on the Autism Spectrum, Lynne Soraya provides a comprehensive blueprint for building a life, from managing finances and housekeeping to navigating the complex social dynamics of love and friendship. Readers will greatly benefit from her practical, caring advice and instructive personal stories.
Carlin Flora, author of Friendfluence:The Surprising Ways Friends Make Us Who We Are
Living Independently on the Autism Spectrum is an essential resource for people with autism, as well as anyone who thinks and acts differently in this world. Soraya provides a helpful set of tools that enables people with autism to not only stay on their own path, but helps them feel proud of themselves for doing so.
Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD, Author of Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined
This is a great book filled with advice that?s based on the life experience of adults on the autism spectrum. One of the best things about this book ? especially for female readers ? is that it discusses autistic women?s experiences, which are often quite different from those of of males like me. It?s a good addition to any adult autism library.
John Elder Robison, New York Times Bestselling Author of Raising Cubby: A Father and Son?s Adventure with Asperger?s, Tractors, Trains and High Explosives, Be Different, and Look Me In The Eye
Lynne Soraya has woven a practical, empathic guide for adults with ASD. This book is a must read for adults with ASD, their families and those of committed in our professional lives to educate, support and mentor them.
Sam Goldstein, PhD, Author of Raising Resilient Children with ASD
A kind, immensely practical book from a popular and well-respected blogger. Straightforward, inspiring and packed with useful tips that will help adults who are on the autism spectrum to gain confidence and enjoy their lives. An essential reference guide and an extremely useful resource for clinicians.
Alice Boyes PhD
I would highly recommend this book to not only autistic adults but also to parents, teachers, therapists and human resource managers, as it provides the kind of insight into autism that only an autistic person can provide. From chapters on ?Skills for Self Advocacy? to ?Navigating the Workplace? to ?Dating and Romantic Relationships?, this wonderful guide provides readers with an understanding of concerns, potential issues and recommendations how to avoid potential pitfalls and succeed.
Kymberly Grosso, Author of the Autism in Real Life Blog
Lynne Soraya has put together a lovely guidebook for supporting autistic people in their journey towards self-awareness, independence, and day-to-day success. I am grateful to her for including so many other autistic voices and thus a variety of autistic experiences, and look forward to recommending Living Independently on the Autism Spectrum as a resource for Thinking Person?s Guide to Autism?s readers.
Shannon Des Roches Rocha, Editor of the Thinking Person?s Guide to Autism
Where To Buy Living Independently On The Autism Spectrum
Living Independently On The Autism Spectrum can be ordered via the following sites, or look for it at your local bookstore!
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In The UK